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Yamaha GC1 grand piano


Currently out of stock
  • Japanese made grand piano, sharing many components with the revered C series
  • 5'3'' baby grand piano with 88 keys and three pedals, including full sostenuto
  • A worthwhile upgrade from the GB1 baby grand with a richer and fuller tone
  • Based on the same frame design as the more expensive Yamaha C1X grand piano
  • Combines a great sound and touch with superb value
  • Also available as a Silent SH, TransAcoustic or Disklavier ENSPIRE grand piano

Introducing the Yamaha GC1M Grand Piano

The GC1 grand piano is perhaps the most obvious 'upgrade' from the Yamaha GB1 grand piano. At 5'3'' the instrument is larger, and this alone is enough to give the instrument more depth, especially in the lower registers.

Among other refinements, the GC1 also benefits from 'duplex scaling' which is a method of bringing out a fuller tone from a piano by tuning what are known as the 'non-speaking' parts of the string. The GC1 is also the first in the Yamaha grand piano range to be made at the main production facility in Japan, alongside the CX series grands and U Series uprights.

Based on the well regarded Yamaha C1M grand, but with a much smaller price tag, it makes for an excellent value alternative to a CX series piano. A new GC1M is certainly worth considering if you want a better piano than the GB1 but your budget won't quite stretch to a C1X.

Dominic Barnett – Chamberlain Pianos

Yamaha GC Series

The beautiful GC Series combines the duplex scaling and rich tonal character of the coveted C Series grands with cost-saving advantages in materials and production, thus creating an instrument that's both exceptionally expressive and uncommonly affordable, without compromising on quality.

Heritage & Innovation

Unparalleled in their beauty and musical range, grand pianos are the ultimate expression of the piano maker's art. Yamaha is proud to present a comprehensive line of incomparable grands, reflecting the very latest in Yamaha acoustic and technological advances.

Soft-Close Fallboard

The fallboard is fitted with a soft-landing mechanism that means you no longer have to worry about the fallboard shutting on your fingers unexpectedly.

More useful information

Grand Piano brochureHow to care for your Yamaha Piano
Width149cm (59")
Height101cm (40")
Depth161cm (5'3")
Weight290kg (639lbs)
Number of keys88
White key surfacesAcrylic resin
Black key surfacesPhenolic resin
Pedal typeSostenuto
Lid prop positions2
Lid prop safety stopYes
Lid edgeSquare
Lid/fallboard locksNo
Soft-close fallboardYes